Here’s a roundup of new DVD releases this week:
• In 1967, Bonnie and Clyde kick-started ’70s style — in American film as well as in fashion. It’s also one of the most romantic films ever made about the love between an insatiable woman and an impotent man.
• Carrie Fisher once remarked, “My friends and I
used to make bets about how long a celebrity marriage would last after
the woman had won an Oscar and the man hadn’t.” Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter in 2005′s Walk the Line, while Ryan Phillippe — nominated for his role in Crash — went home empty-handed. The Witherspoon-Phillippe divorce was announced in eight months later.
• And finally, nothing to do with Easter: The East German film The Rabbit is Me (1965)
about a woman who seduces the judge who sentenced her brother, was banned for 25 years for its “anti-socialist” and sardonic attacks on the country’s judicial system. All the other banned East German films of 1965
became known as the “Rabbit Films.”